The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London (CONEL) has been recognised by the Mayor of London for its high quality construction training.
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan launched the Mayor’s Construction Academy (MCA) scheme to close the gap between the demand for houses and need for skilled workers in the industry in the capital.
CONEL has received the MCA Quality Mark for its training, which will also enable it to bid for funding for construction facilities and equipment and to develop relationships with employers.
The College had to demonstrate its high quality training and its strong links with employers, including apprenticeships and work experience opportunities, to gain the accreditation.
CONEL is now looking to secure funding to become one of six MCA hubs in London.
In a letter to CONEL’s parent organisation Capital City College Group (CCCG), the Mayor said: “I am delighted to confirm that your organisation has been successful in its application to be awarded the Quality Mark.
“This is a significant achievement that recognises the high standard and industry relevance of the construction skills training that you offer to learners.”
CONEL offers courses and apprenticeships in Bricklaying. Carpentry, Plumbing, Electrical Installations and Construction Skills at its centres in Tottenham and Enfield from Level 1 to Level 3 as well as Level 4 Construction Management.
Principal Kurt Hintz said: “The MCA Quality Mark shows the College’s commitment to the construction industry and this scheme, and we’re now putting in a bid to be one of six MCA hubs around London.
“We have delivered a large amount of excellent construction training in London for a very long time and have maintained that standard to support the construction industry.
“We are very proud to be recognised by the Mayor in achieving the Construction Academy Quality Mark. It’s been a great year for us at CONEL including one of our plumbing teachers, Paul Oatham, recently receiving a Pearson FE teacher of the year award.
“This demonstrates just how skilled and dedicated our construction teachers are.”
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